A little goes a long way with Miller's Blend Oil; which is a good thing. Just a drizzle added to the cooked grains in the recipe below really made them pop. The Grande Whole Grains is a unique mixture of red white wheat, long grain brown rice, whole oats, whole rye, whole barley, white buckwheat, and sesame seeds. An interesting combination indeed.
After taste testing each item I decided they would blend nicely with some chopped veggies to make a healthy Mediterranean side salad served cold. Since both the grains and the oil are "good for you ingredients" this recipe is perfect addition to my "Build a Better Me" campaign.
Don't forget each week a lucky reader has a chance to win that week's ingredients...see below for details. Last week's winner was Shannon from the blog Tri To Cook
Mediterranean Whole Grain Salad
1 cup Grande Whole Grains
2 1/2 cups water
black olives (chopped)
feta cheese (chopped)
artichoke hearts (chopped)
roasted peppers (chopped)
Place grains and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 1 hour or until all liquid is absorbed.
Mix with chopped ingredients and drizzle with olive oil.
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Visit either Bob’s Red Mill or California Olive Ranch’s Facebook pages and retrieve this week’s Virtual Potluck code word. Then come back here and leave a comment using the code word. Thats it.
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